"When the ‘Beast from the East’ was predicted to hit the UK, I couldn’t resist shooting this famous landmark"

Landscape Photography
(Image credit: Matt Pinner)

This unique photograph is showing the famous Durdle Door on England's Jurassic Coast in a completely different light. Titled Durdle Door in the Snow, photographer Matt Pinner captured the scene in March 2018, when the storm Emma, also known as the Beast from the East, reminded us of the  power of nature as it brought snowfall and cold temperatures to the UK.

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM with an Lee Filters 0.6 ND soft grad and polariser. The exposure was 1.5sec at f/9, ISO100). 

Landscape Photography
Matt Pinner

Matt Pinner is a British landscape photographer based in Dorset, UK. He has worked with numerous clients including Canon, The Times, Toyota and others. Matt offers one-to-one workshops for budding landscape photographers and publishes books and calendars featuring nature images shot from a distinctive perspective.


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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.